Definition of Exfoliation

1. Noun. The peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin. "Exfoliation is increased by sunburn"

Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate



2. Noun. A thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin.
Exact synonyms: Scale, Scurf
Generic synonyms: Bit, Chip, Flake, Fleck, Scrap
Specialized synonyms: Dander, Dandruff
Derivative terms: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Definition of Exfoliation

1. n. The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated.

Definition of Exfoliation

1. Noun. The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated. ¹

2. Noun. The loss of leaves from a plant. ¹

3. Noun. The removal of a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exfoliation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exfoliation

1. A falling off in scales or layers. Origin: L. Exfoliatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exfoliation

exfiltrate
exfiltrated
exfiltrates
exfiltrating
exfiltration
exfiltration operation
exfiltrations
exflagellation
exfoliant
exfoliants
exfoliate
exfoliated
exfoliates
exfoliatin
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exfoliation (current term)
exfoliation of lens
exfoliation syndrome
exfoliations
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exfoliative dermatitis
exfoliative gastritis
exfoliator
exfoliators
exformation
exgratia
exh
exhalable
exhalant
exhalants

Literary usage of Exfoliation

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1. Agricultural Geology by Frederick Valentine Emerson (1920)
"exfoliation.—Rocks are poor conductors of heat, so that the rock a few inches ... exfoliation is best developed in massive rocks, those having much the same ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"Case of exfoliation of tlie Anterior Arch of ... He had previously suffered from extensive exfoliation of the upper jaw, and lost one of the spongy bones. ..."

3. The Principles and practice of dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris, Philip H. Austen (1882)
"During the process of exfoliation, a thin acrid matter is discharged from ... The necrosis and exfoliation in this case, as in the other, was produced by ..."

4. Principles of surgery. [With] by James Syme (1842)
"piously secreted; and the exfoliation should be examined from time to time with the probe, to ascertain whether or not it has become detached. ..."

5. On uterine and ovarian inflammation, and on the physiology and diseases of by Edward John Tilt (1862)
"It would be singular if, while the exfoliation of a thin pellicle may be accompanied by distinct symptoms of vaginitis, the exfoliation of a much denser ..."

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